I’m doing it

Two years ago, I was a person who had not written a full length book. The idea of it felt pretty silly – a whole book? No way. Children’s books I could do, they were what I knew and they were safe. No sex scenes in a children’s book. Nothing too controversial. You won’t find […]

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Dear Quitter?

Well.. erm.. yeah. My Love Letters for May writing challenge has been a bit of a fail, as you may well have noticed. I got a bit behind and then it seemed easier not to think about catching up than actually catching up.. and then I just forgot about it completely for a couple of […]

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9. Dear Imagination

Dear Imagination Well. We’ve gotten ourselves into a fair amount of trouble over the years, haven’t we? The early years in particular were a little wild. I kind of liked you back then though, as crazy and rebellious as you were. I’ve noticed that since the children came along you’ve become a little sinister. A […]

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8. Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger Me Today I saw myself, all of myself, in the mirror for the first time in years. I was in the middle of my typical weekday routine – music playing from my phone to fool me into thinking I’m enjoying getting up and ready, rushing from a quick shower to the bedroom in […]

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7. Dear Rest

Dear Rest Today I met a dear friend for lunch. I arrived early and parked away from our meeting point, thinking I could waste a few of the spare minutes I had found myself with on the walk there. In between my car and the cafe was a park that I used to take my […]

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6. Dear Books

Dear Books I cannot and do not wish to think of a life without you in it. Our relationship has had its ups and downs. Sometimes we’re in too deep and we know it. We stay up far too late; we hide from family members and responsibilities so that we can spend more time together. […]

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5. Dear Intuition

Dear Intuition You remind me of the best friend character in a rom-com, always in the background, always with the advice that we wish the main character would only listen to before it’s too late. You’re a bit of a know-it-all, but in the nicest possible way. I don’t think men really understand intuition. Not like […]

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4. Dear Morning

Dear Morning The way I feel about you, Morning, could be summed up in two words involving an F and a U – but since I’ve agreed to write this letter as part of our therapy, I will try to be more specific. First of all, what’s your problem, anyway? Sorry. That’s not a good start. I know, […]

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3. Dear Feet

Dear Feet I admit that you and I haven’t always been close. I say this now before I really begin this letter because I don’t want there to be any misunderstandings between us. The truth is, I don’t like you very much. I mean, I’m thankful that you’re on the ends of my legs and […]

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2. Dear Home

The Caravan *** Some sweary words are featured in this piece *** “Jesus Christ, Liam, will you just get in the damn car.” His words come out quiet, even though they’re mean. I take two steps toward the passenger door and stare at the rust spots on the chrome handle. He’s already settling himself in […]

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